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Music Scoring Skills: How To Create Epic Buildups
See and hear how to layer and arrange orchestral instruments to create epic buildups and swells that are perfect for creating an emotional response. This video shows you how.
Aug. 15, 2019
Music Business: Everything You Need To Know About Sync Licenses And Royalty Payments
Cut through the industry jargon with this no-nonsense course on synchronization licenses and royalties - how to get the best deal, and how to get paid!
Aug. 12, 2018
Doom, Dead Space & Alien-Isolation Composers Explain How To Create Horror Video Game Scores
The composers behind Doom, Dead Space and Alien-Isolation let us into their world and reveal their creative techniques for creating spine-tingling music for horror video games.
Game & Film Audio
Aug. 2, 2018
Applying Robert Greene's Art of Seduction Theory To Music Production
Can you really draw parallels between a book on the art of seduction and the process of music production? G.W Childs thinks so! Here's his take on it.
G.W. Childs IV
Jun. 24, 2017
Composing with Ableton Live: Asymmetry, Polyrhythms & the State of Nonalignment
In this tutorial Ableton Certified trainer, Timo Preece, explores ways to make your compositions in Ableton Live more interesting using asymmetry, polyrhythms and layering different meters.
Sep. 5, 2016
Music Theory: Using Parallel Harmony
If you've been advised to avoid parallel harmony in your music compositions, think again. When used carefully, parallel harmony can be a useful tool for every modern composer.
Music Theory & Education
Jun. 25, 2016
The Beginning Of The End For Composers? Google Magenta Just Wrote Its First Song
Oh AI, how we love thee and are afraid of thee in equal measure. Google's Brain Team are using machine learning in the form of Magenta to create original music and art. Should musicians be concerned?
Jun. 4, 2016
This Online Computer Program Composes Music Faster Than You Can Launch Your DAW
Jukedeck uses AI to compose new music in your internet browser in a variety of genres in 30 seconds or less for free... and it's scarily good.
May. 26, 2016
11 Inspiring & Iconic Music Scores Every Film & Video Game Composer Should Listen To
Learning from the best, for most composers and soundtrack musicians, means listening to the best. Here's 11 incredible music scores for film and video game which Gary Hiebner recommends we listen to.
Dec. 5, 2015
How to Overcome Writer's Block, Even Love it!
As musicians, producers, (or many creatives) tell us, writer's block is a feared stated. However, it doesn't have to be as Josh Aker, composer for the Infinity Blade series of iOS games explains.
May. 1, 2014
Interview: Allison Cociani on Composing Music for iOS Games
We chatted with talented game audio composer, Allison Cociani, who recently finished scoring the music for the innovative iOS game Finger Ninjas. Discover more about her process composing for games.
Mar. 14, 2013
Interview: Ben Foster (Orchestrator and conductor for BBC's Doctor Who)
Ben Foster is one of the UK's most in demand Orchestrators and a busy Composer and Conductor. Well known for his work on Doctor Who, Ben has conducted for the likes of Peter Gabriel and Paul McCartney
Jan. 17, 2013
Music Theory: Hollywood Scales, Part 3
In this short MPV Hub series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 3 (of 3), focuses in on the Major scale for those heroic journeys.
Jun. 14, 2012
Music Theory: Hollywood Scales, Part 2
In this short MPV Hub series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 2 (of 3), focuses in on the Diminshed scale.
Jun. 13, 2012
Music Theory: Hollywood Scales, Part 1
In this short MPV Hub series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 1 (of 3), focuses in on the Lydian scale.
Jun. 12, 2012
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